Finally, finally, my third book, Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature, is ready to make its way into the world.
Publication week brings one more nice review, this time from Booklist. In its April 1 print edition, Booklist calls Mysterious Patterns a “beautifully designed volume,” with “many clear color photos (to) illustrate the examples.” (The full Booklist review is not available online without a Booklist subscription.)
See other reviews here.
You are invited to Lemuria bookstore this afternoon at 4 p.m. for the official launch of Mysterious Patterns. I can’t wait to celebrate with my good friends at Lemuria, especially the manager of the children’s store, Emily Grossenbacher, who has been cheering me on through the many drafts.
I’ll bring along some of my 3-D geometric fractals and my fractal quilt.
This design is based on the Sierpinski Carpet. I pieced the eight nine-patch blocks on my sewing machine (each one made of nine 2-inch squares). The 1/2 inch blue squares in the middle of the 64 yellow squares are sewn on (again by machine) using a blanket stitch. I used my Serger machine to finish the edging, as you can see in the detail photo below.